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Day 23 - Most annoying character

Day 23 - Most annoying character

Hmmm....well, I can think of countless simpering female anime characters...so, let's stick to Supernatural.

I'm going to go ahead and say Meg.

Now, hear me out, because I know for some reason people love Meg... I find her annoying because I'm supposed to. She's a villain, so I have much the same reaction to her as Dean and Sam do whenever she shows up.

It also annoys me that we don't know her name. She's Meg because that's the first body they met her in. When she possesses Sam, Dean asks her who she is and she says "I go by many names - right now, I'm Sam" - which is all well and good, but every other demon had a constant name that was independent of the body they were in, and it sort of annoys me that we don't know hers.

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elliemurasaki
Jun. 17th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
I go back and forth on this, but my current thinking is Ruby got her name because Katie Cassidy's not!demon character's name is Ruby, and she kept the name mostly to make things easier with Sam but partly because she wasn't in the secretary or the maid long enough to care and the coma girl didn't have a name. Casey-demon also makes it clear that she took the name from her host, and if Tammi-demon was around when Ruby died and (as we're apparently expected to believe) Ruby lived circa the Black Plague, then it's the next thing to impossible for the name Tammi to be the demon's, not the host's. And Brady. And of course most demons we never hear them called anything. Lilith, Alastair, and Azazel are the only exceptions I can think of. The facts that Alastair is (and Lilith is presumably) strong enough that Ruby's knife isn't fatal and Azazel is either strong enough to ignore holy water or not quite the same kind of demon, well, I'm sure that's just coincidental.
hells_half_acre
Jun. 17th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
I agree about Casey- and Tammi-demons, but I think Ruby's name was actually Ruby. Does Tammi-demon call her Ruby? I thought there was some confirmation from one of the other demons that her name was Ruby, anyway.

But yeah, Meg isn't the first demon to not have it's own name - but it's the only recurring demon to definitively not have it's own name (if we got by my assumption that Ruby is Ruby-Demons name and not the name of the original vessel).

But then, I guess that's opinion.
elliemurasaki
Jun. 17th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
I think it's one of the demons in Last Summer that calls her Ruby. Which doesn't say anything either way about what her real name is, because after more than a year she's got a reputation attached to the name Ruby.
micaiah67
Jun. 17th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
Becky was the most annoying character for me. I know people who loved her but I cringed everytime she came onscreen.
hells_half_acre
Jun. 17th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
I really like the actress, and got a good laugh out of the character...so, yeah. I can certainly understand why others would find her annoying though.
elliemurasaki
Jun. 17th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
I go back and forth on Becky. On the one side, she's sort of the female equivalent of Leonard on Big Bang Theory, and there's not enough geek girls on TV and she doesn't come off badly in comparison to Leonard. On the other side, she and Lisa are the only people on Show who are (1) female (2) recurring (3) alive (4) not antagonistic. (Possibly the only people on Show who are female, recurring, and alive, since the only other one I can think of who fits all three is Meg and I'm not sure she survived.) And Becky comes off very poorly in comparison to most of the one-ep women, especially in the eyes of Sam and Dean.
hells_half_acre
Jun. 18th, 2010 07:00 am (UTC)
Becky is kind of like the Ghostfacers to me - I sort of compartmentalize her into "comedy" and I don't really think about her gender or her image. But that's me.

I can certainly understand why she annoys you though. As you point out, there are very limited recurring non-antagonistic (alive) females on the show, so it seems silly to waste one of those slots on someone who isn't necessarily shown in a non-crazy light.
elliemurasaki
Jun. 18th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
Ghostfacers. Right. Do we count Maggie as recurring? Because she's referenced in 4x17 and she's prominent in the webisodes. And she's smart and geeky and she doesn't come off as even a little crazy. (Granted that might just be in comparison to the rest of her tribe of crazies.) And for bonus points she's of color.
hells_half_acre
Jun. 18th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
I'd count Maggie as recurring, even though we only SEE her once, yeah...

And she does get bonus points for being Asian. I really have to wonder sometimes, how a show can film in Vancouver and have NO asians in it. I know it's mostly set in the states, but there are asians in the states too.
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